DIALOGUE & ACTION
in collaboration with
DIALOGUE AND ACTION ON SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainability is one of the most urgent agenda items for our organizations today, yet it is also one of the most intractable. Even defining the scope of the role can be difficult — and often it seems to involve vast responsibilities, with limited authority.
"Dialogue and Action on Sustainability" is a new, significant response to the sustainability challenges. This initiative fills a critical need, bringing together top leaders across sectors to compare experiences, discuss potential approaches to key challenges, and identify action steps.
The fast-approaching United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 28) in Dubai makes the need for such roundtables more compelling and urgent than ever.
The Dialogue builds on the expertise of the nonprofit INNOVO Profitable Net Zero, and The Vanguard Network's extensive expertise in convening senior executives in peer-driven, action-oriented conversations.
In this new Dialogue, we look to expand on the discussions of a few to a larger, more actionable, discourse among peer leaders, focused on achieving sustainability goals — profitably.
THE SUSTAINABILITY NETWORK
Membership will consist of C-suite executives responsible for the sustainability portfolio, or their direct report
The Network will begin with monthly, intimate virtual dialogues (for efficiency, and ease of access), where participants can work together on immediate plans of action and potential obstacles along the way
The dialogues will run approximately 60-90 minutes, with the appropriate length to be decided by the participants. The participants will be polled regarding the optimal date and time each month.
Vanguard will convene, facilitate, and execute follow-up materials. Innovo's contributions will include the selection of key topics of discussion, identifying valuable speakers, and providing sustainable solutions.
In due course, the network may also include periodic longer sessions on specific topics, typically led by members with particular expertise, and/or invited guests. These may be virtual or face-to-face, as the members decide.
All aspects of the dialogue will be confidential unless otherwise agreed
C-suite level participants who are not already Vanguard members will receive complimentary membership in the Vanguard Network
VANGUARD & INNOVO TEAM FOR THE PROJECT
Founder and Principal
The Vanguard Network
CEO & Founder
INNOVO Net Zero
The Vanguard Network
THE VANGUARD NETWORK
The Vanguard Network uniquely convenes conversations and networking among C-suite executives around high-performance leadership. Its Founder is Ken Banta, an experienced corporate executive and advisor.
Vanguard has a by-invitation membership of C-suite and Board executives, and a wider network of approximately 12,000 leaders across sectors and roles within their organizations, both for- and non-profit.
Vanguard is well-equipped and positioned to support the Network, and to actively facilitate the roundtable discussions, and other programming that may develop.
Vanguard will help to lead, manage and curate the program, including:
Membership development, recruitment and service
Meeting management, agenda setting and moderation, face-to-face and virtual as appropriate
Developing content (e.g. videos and podcasts)
Issuing invitations, reminders and notices
Handling follow-up on agenda items with participants and their designees
Producing an appropriate record of proceedings, recognizing the needs for confidentiality
Operating as a member services team, including making warm introductions, supporting new initiatives requested by members, and creating value-adding linkages with other members of the Vanguard Network
For an initial six-month commitment